| New Delhi |
Updated: June 23, 2020 9:27:09 am
While the BJP has slammed Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for raising questions on the killing of 20 soldiers in Ladakh, with party president J P Nadda accusing the Congress of being an “irresponsible” opposition party and its leaders of trying to “demoralise” the nation and the soldiers and Home Minister Amit Shah asking Rahul to rise above “petty politics”, as an opposition party during the UPA years, the saffron party had tried to corner the government several times on similar issues.
Between 2004 and 2014, the BJP had issued political resolutions, sought a white paper, sent its own delegation to the border, and held several press conferences criticising the then Manmohan Singh government.
An analysis of press releases issued by BJP in these years, available on the party’s official website, shows that it had issued almost two dozen statements on China, cautioning the then government many a times and seeking…